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THE EPISTLE
TO THE
HEBREWS

CHAPTER 4


1 Let us fear therefore, lest, a promise being left of entering into His 1rest, any one of you may 2seem to have 3come short of it.

2 For indeed we have had the good news announced to us, even as they also; but the word heard did not profit them, 1not being mixed together with faith in those who heard.

3 For we who have believed enter into the rest, even as He has said, a"As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter into My rest!'' although the works of creation were completed from the bfoundation of the world.

4 For He has spoken somewhere concerning the seventh day thus, a"And God rested on the seventh day from all His works.''

5 And in this place again, a"They shall not enter into My rest!''

6 Since therefore it remains that some should enter into it and those who formerly had the good news announced to them did not enter because of 1adisobedience,

7 He again designates a certain day, today, saying in David after so long a time, even as He has said before, a"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.''

8 For if 1Joshua had brought them into rest, He would not have spoken concerning 2another day after these things.

9 So then there remains a 1Sabbath rest for the people of God.

10 For he who has entered into His rest has himself also rested from his works, as aGod did from His own.

11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter into that rest lest anyone 1fall 2after the same example of 3adisobedience.

12 For the 1aword of God is bliving and operative and sharper than any two-edged csword, and piercing even to the dividing of 2dsoul and espirit and of joints and marrow, and able to discern the 3thoughts and intentions of the heart.

13 And there is no creature that is not manifest before Him, but all things are naked and laid bare to the eyes of Him to whom we are to give our account.


C. Superior to Aaron
4:14--7:28

1. A High Priest
according to the Order of Melchisedec
4:14--5:10

14 Having therefore a 1great 2aHigh Priest who has 3passed through the bheavens, Jesus, the cSon of God, let us hold fast the 4dconfession.

15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot be touched with the feeling of our weaknesses, but One who has been atempted in all respects like us, yet bwithout sin.

16 Let us therefore acome forward with boldness to the 1throne of grace that we may receive 2bmercy and find cgrace for timely help.